Traditional Sheep Herding and Livestock


Learn about the profound impact of the arrival of livestock in New Mexico and meet the animals of Los Luceros.


The arrival of Livestock in New Mexico had a profound impact on the people and the landscape. Travel, economics, cultural practices, labor, water and land access, the landscape and so many other aspects of life were all affected by this change. Learn why the Churro Sheep was brought to New Mexico and how all of these changes converge at Los Luceros Historic Site while virtually meeting some of the animals we have here!

Program Duration: 45- 90 minutes

Additional information


Los Luceros Historic Site


Science, Social Studies


Agriculture, Archaeology, History, Nature, Ranching

Age Group

Pre-K – Kindergarten, 1st – 2nd Grade, 3rd – 5th Grade, 6th – 8th Grade, 9th – 12th Grade, College, Adult